Renault India has reduced its standard warranty coverage from 4 years/80,000 kms to 2 years/50,000 kms and buyers will have to pay an additional amount for extended warranty.
Renault India doesn’t generate exceptionally good sales in India every month. The company sells the Duster in decent numbers while the Koleos is almost non-existent in our market. Renault India also stopped the production of the Scala and Pulse recently due to low sales. The company had a best-in-industry warranty clause that protected owners of their vehicles for a period of 4 years or 80,000 kms (whichever comes early) and this warranty was provided as standard on all their vehicles. In a profit-oriented move, Renault has reduced its warranty coverage in India and now the company will offer only a 2 year or 50,000 kms standard warranty.
Buyers of Renault vehicles will get the option of purchasing extended warranty at an additional charge. The following charges will be applicable for each of the vehicles from the company’s stable –
- Duster – Rs. 10,400/- (petrol) and Rs. 10,650/- (diesel)
- Pulse – Rs. 6150/- (petrol) and Rs. 6300/- (diesel)
- Scala – Rs. 7450/-
- Fluence – Rs. 19,200/-
- Koleos – Rs. 26,500/-
This extended warranty will be valid for another 2 years or 30,000 kms.
With this move, Renault’s standard warranty is now similar to other manufacturers in India. While earlier the company had an upper hand when it came to standard warranty, this positive aspect about the automaker is no more valid. Renault will be launching the Lodgy MPV in the Indian market very soon so it will be interesting to see what type of warranty coverage does it come with. The Lodgy will have to face some tough rivals like the Maruti Ertiga, Honda Mobilio and Toyota Innova since these MPVs come from established players while Renault doesn’t have much of a following in India.
Source – Team-BHP.com